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Assuming you installed PHP using the ppa:ondrej/php PPA repository (see here for more info), your Ubuntu server is currently running an older version of PHP like 8.0.30 and you want to upgrade to a new version like 8.3.4. Here’s one approach to doing that.

Upgrade package lists:

sudo apt-get update

Verify that the new PHP version is available for installing:

sudo apt-cache search php8.3

You should see a number of packages listed beginning with php8.3 (e.g., php8.3-zip).

Make note of all the PHP 8.0.30 packages currently installed so that you can install all of these for the PHP 8.3.4 version too:

sudo apt list --installed | grep php8.0 | awk '{print $1}

This should output something like:


Upgrade PHP to 8.3:

sudo apt-get install php8.3

Run the below command to check what PHP 8.3 packages have been installed:

sudo apt list --installed | grep php8.3 | awk '{print $1}'

Compare the output with what you got when you ran it for PHP 8.0 and then install any missing/required packages as needed. For example, if you had php8.0-zip but you don’t have php8.3-zip, then you might want to install php8.3-zip to ensure all PHP extensions needed by your applications.are installed for the new version too.

Other potential changes

If you’re using PHP-FPM on a Unix socket with Nginx, you’ll want to update the relevant Nginx configuration to point to the correct socket.

How to upgrade PHP version on Ubuntu
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